Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Cynthia Nixon Made A Special Appearance At Eric B

Cynthia Nixon Made A Special Appearance At Eric B

"I know that Eric president, but I'm here 'cause I want to be governor of NY state", the actress told the crowd.

In a video on Twitter, she said: "I believe it's time for NY to follow the lead of eight other states and DC and legalise recreational marijuana".

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo advanced legislation to ban employers, both private and public, from asking about salary history across the state.

She also believes regulating marijuana would generate "hundreds of millions of dollars" in tax revenue for NY and boost the state's agricultural sector.

"If there was more political courage coming out of Albany, we would have done this already", Nixon said, presumably taking aim at Governor Cuomo's stance on the issue.

Nixon said people of color are arrested at high rates for using marijuana, something white people do "with impunity".

"Someone should actually show Ms. Nixon New York's housing laws - they were strengthened both times they were up for renewal under this Governor, who also secured a record $20 billion in state funding to fight homelessness and build affordable housing".

"Why haven't we legalized marijuana?". In 2018, in a blue state like NY, marijuana shouldn't even be an issue.

Currently, eight other states and Washington, D.C., have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

"I believe we should legalize it because I don't think people should be penalized and punished for using it, but I think that it should be highly regulated", McCray said in the joint appearance with Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Cuomo has been dubious about legalizing pot beyond limited medical use of non-smokeable forms. "You have MA, you have New Jersey talking about it - that would be a fundamentally different situation for the state of NY".

Citizen Action announced its support for Nixon Tuesday. Now, however, she says there is a deeper, sinister link to racism behind officials' refusal to legalize weed. Last year, he referred to marijuana as a gateway drug.

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